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Old 02-28-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default 300 fps Mongolian bow

I was flipping channels last night,drives the wife nuts.

I believe the History Channel had a show on about bows and they said a bow used by Mongolian Horese proably achieved 300 fps, anyone ever heard anthinhg about this?
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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It may have been a Mughals bow,just sent an e-mail to the U of Missouri's
anthropolgy dept requesting information.
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How would they estimate the speed?
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:33 PM   #4
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They still make them.

I'm a little surprised on the speed though.


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Old 02-28-2007, 12:36 PM   #5
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They had high speed camera's set up don't know if they used a chronograph or not.
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Yeah I saw that too, good show.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:42 PM   #7
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They had high speed camera's set up don't know if they used a chronograph or not.
I think he is asking how to estimate speed back when horsebows were used for war, in other words before cameras and chronos.

Bob, I have talked to that guy from suka bows (I think), I know his was kicking around 200fps or less.
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I heard that on the early Hoyts they timed them with a sundial.[&:]
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:59 PM   #9
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The Mongolian Bow

http://www.coldsiberia.org/monbow.htm

166 lb draw weight on some of the long range bows.
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Very interesting article.


supposedly dated from 1226, may be interpreted as follows: "While Chinggis Khan was holding an assembly of Mongolian dignitaries, after his conquest of Sartaul (East Turkestan), Esungge shot a target at 335 alds" (536m). Lhagvasuren draws the conclusion in his article that such feats were rather common for Mongolian archers during the 1200's, and writes: "This case illustrates the strength, accuracy and sharpness, physical prowess of the Mongolians who lived more than 700 years ago." Whether or not we find it likely that Mongolian archers could regularly hit their targets at the distances Lhagvasuren claims they could, there is no question that they and their and bows are outstanding in all of archery's history.
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